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Foxx Votes to Send Energy Plan to President

Location: Washington, DC

Thursday July 28, 2005

WASHINGTON - This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.-5) voted to pass the Conference Report for the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The bill will now go to President Bush for his signature.

"I am pleased that the House and Senate have come together to pass a bold plan to ensure we have the infrastructure to meet our country's growing energy needs," said Rep. Foxx. "This bill will reduce the costs of energy, reduce our reliance on foreign oil sources, encourage the use of alternative power sources and improve our electricity transmission capability. It will provide relief to our hardworking farmers by providing tax incentives and money for research and development for ethanol and biodiesel energy sources. And most important, it will boost our economy by creating thousands of new jobs."


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